When the sun goes down, Ben goes to work. Time for
another trip through the streets of Manhattan... at night.
First up, Ben spots these three, one of whom can't
control his potty mouth.
Passengers: Rory, Eddie, and Eric
Destination: 44th & Third
They sweep the first tier
for $200, then get another $100 in time for...
LIGHT CHALLENGE: Name five of the original six flavors of
Cherry, grape, lemon-lime,
strawberry... and orange is right for $550!
$100: What rival of
Napster was sued for infringement due to its name's similarity to a
brand of hazelnut spread?
They run out of time on
Gnutella... Get it, Nutella, Gnutella.
$100: Unhappy with the
nickname "Axis of Evil", what South American nation has joined with Iran
to join the so-called Axis of Unity?
Rory calls her friend Bill.
He's going with Venezuela... and he's right! They're up to $750. Thanks
to "Guitar Hero", they win $950 in the Cash Cab. Will they go for double
or nothing on the Video Bonus?
It's coming down to
"Rock-Paper-Scissors...." And they're going for it!
BONUS: This well-equipped crustacean attracts the ladies by waving
around its single, oversized claw. Named for its resemblance to a
musician at work, what is this well-known species of crab?
It's not a snow crab. Is it
a conductor crab?
... It is not. It's a
fiddler crab. They leave with nothing but a free cab ride and a nice
story to tell.
Next... they look like
twins... They're not. But oh well.
Passengers: Meredith & Deb
Destination: Avenue of the Americas & White St.; the Tribeca Grand
They too sweep the $50
$100: What does the RP in RPTV
Radial pulse... strike one.
It was "rear projection". But it's okay, because they end up with $700
in the Cab o'Cash. Drinks for everybody or one more question with Ben?
They're taking the money.
Passengers: Sara & birthday boy
Destination: Third & 35th, the Joshua Tree Bar
They would've swept the
lower tier were it not for this...
$50: Derived from a Latin word
meaning "to gulp down", which of the seven Deadly Sins corresponds to the Holy
Virtue of self-restraint?
Jewish Sara passes to
Gentile Sean guesses avarice... It was gluttony, though. They have one
strike and $150. They make up for it by sweeping the $100 questions for
$550. And the last question... Gotten for $1350! Will they go for the
double at the Joshua Tree?
"We're going to be dull and
take the money." Happy birthday, Sean!
Second half begins with...
Passengers: Chris & Jamie
Destination: Sushi Samba on Seventh
First question. Good.
$50: Introduced in 1961,
what hair coloring for men is manufactured in White Plains, NY... not
Not Just For Men... It was
Grecian Formula. They get the next two, though.
$100: Established by the
monk Bodhidharma, what school of Buddhism is synonymous with complete
and utter tranquility?
"Bodhisattva?" Wrong. It was
Zen for their second strike. Mobile Shoutout on this...
$100: Famous for its
sizeable steaks, what Midwestern city is home to an indoor football team
named the Beef?
"Omaha"... is right for
$350. The Omaha Beef.
Street Shoutout on this...
$100: Now discontinued,
what Ben & Jerry's flavor is named for a famous hippie who used the
proceeds to fund his Camp Winarainbow?
In the Village... "Gotta be
like Wavy Gravy or Cherry Garcia." Wavy Gravy... is RIGHT! They're up to
$200: Also one of LA's
most congested freeways, what three digits are code for a ride
malfunction at a Disney theme park?
They're at the location. So
this is for all or nothing. They go with 235... Nope. It's 101. And
they've been 404ed into the street.
Technically, they're almost
Passengers: Carrie, Susan & Deb
Destination: 23rd between Seventh & Eighth, the Chelsea
First question is good.
$50: Known for waitresses in
tight tanks, what restaurant chain entertain US troops with a tour called Let
They go with the USO.. they
had it with Hooters.
$100: In 2007 Barack
Obama made headlines by suggesting he would send troops to what country
to hunt down terrorists?
"Iran." Not it. It was
Pakistan. But they make it to the Chelsea, $250 richer. Will they risk
it on a Video Bonus? They're going for it!
BONUS: Often performed to the tune of "Havah Nagilah", this dance is a
surefire crowd pleaser at bar mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. Also known
as the Circle Dance, what is the name of this roof-raising Old World
They're singing about it.
They go with the Horah...
Right for $500! Mazel tov!
Final fare for 1G12...
Passengers: Brian & Shannon
Destination: 44th & Ninth; Rudy's for free hot dogs (Ben: "I'm comin' with ya!")
First question... good.
$50: Common in East Asian
countries, tetraphobia is the fear of what number?
Maybe 5? How about 4. That's
$100: Meaning "to stir", what
French stew typically contains eggplants and other vegetables... but no vermin?
Cassolai... is not right.
Quiche from the Street Shoutout... also not right. It was "ratatouille."
$100: Home of the Tar
Heels, what college town joins Raleigh and Durham as one of the three
points in North Carolina's Research Triangle?
(C-Note: I swear if you
don't get this right...)
They go with Charlotte...
Strike three, Dukie. It's Chapel Hill. And Ben's going to get free hot
dogs by himself.